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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   April 6, 2016

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #07-16 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. April 6, 2016
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Prior to the opening of the meeting, Mr. Groon led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Borough of Wildwood Crest, Cape May County, New Jersey, was held in the Municipal Court Room at 9:30 a.m.  On roll call the following answered to their names:

 

Gould – Yes           Cabrera –  Absent           Groon – Yes

 

Mr. Groon read the following statement:  In compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, the notice requirements have been satisfied as to the time, place and date of holding said meeting by posting notice on the bulletin board in the Borough Hall and by mailing and same to the Gazette-Leader, Herald of Cape May County and The Press on November 4, 2015.

 

Mr. Groon next announced the one-way in and the one-way out method of ingress and egress in case of emergency.

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 668-16

Authorizing Retention Via Professional Services Agreement

Of An Expert Witness Engineer Specializing In

HVAC Installation

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest requires the professional services of a an Expert Witness Engineer specializing in HVAC Installation; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desired to employ a professional, pursuant to law, who is duly trained, experienced and specialized in the area of skilled HVAC Installation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law provides for the entering into of a contract for professional services pursuant to R.S.40A:11-5(1)(a), without advertising for competitive bidding; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough has determined that Robert N. Roop, of Lockatong Engineering, Inc. of Rosemont, New Jersey is qualified to perform said work and it is desired to enter a professional contract with him for said services pursuant to law, and to provide for the advertising of a notice pursuant to law; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert N. Roop, of Lockatong Engineering, Inc., has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Robert N. Roop, of Lockatong Engineering, Inc. will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing April 6, 2016 to any political committee or candidate through the term of this contract;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, as follows:

 

1.                   Robert N. Roop, of Lockatong Engineering, Inc. of Rosemont, New Jersey is hereby retained as an Expert Witness to provide specialized professional services as Expert Witness in the field of HVAC Installation through December 31, 2016. The said professional services to be received shall be “as directed” by the Borough of Wildwood Crest from time to time.

 

2.                   The Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with Robert N. Roop, of Locktatong Engineering, Inc. for specialized professional services as Expert Witness in the field of HVAC Installation for a term of the period indicated above, which contract shall provide for payment according to the fee schedule in the proposal dated March 24, 2016.  Said award is further contingent upon the certification of availability of funds below by the CFO.

 

3.                   This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a professional service in accordance with the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law aforesaid, and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, and shall be in a form approved by the Borough.

 

4.                   The Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value shall be placed on file with this Resolution.

 

5.                   This Resolution and a copy of the contract for professional services shall be maintained on filed in the offices of the Borough Clerk for public inspection.

 

6.                   A copy of this Resolution shall be published in the legal newspaper designated by the Borough as required by law, within ten (10) days of its passage.

 

WHEREAS, the CFO has certified the availability of funds as evidenced below by her signature,

Account Number(s)                           Amount                                            Signature

________________            ________________         __________________________

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 669-16

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST AND THE STERLING HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR COMPREHENSIVE REMOTE NETWORK MONITORING AND RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 

                WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest (“Borough”) has determined a need for certain remote network monitoring services and certain related administrative services; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Borough to contract with the Sterling High School District Board of Education (“Board”) for the provision of certain remote network monitoring services and related administrative services; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Board is agreeable to providing certain remote network monitoring services and related administrative services to the Borough for a fee and upon specific conditions; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:65-1 et seq., empowers local units of this State with the authority to enter into a contract with any other local unit for the joint provision within their combined jurisdictions of any service which any party to the agreement is empowered to render within its own jurisdiction; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Borough and the Board have authorized and approved this Agreement by Resolution duly adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:65-1 et seq., and all contractual provisions have been negotiated in the attached Agreement, which is incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Mayor and/or Borough Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the Agreement with the Board.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 670-16

AMENDING LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN

BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST AND

WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

 

WHEREAS, on November 25, 2015, the Wildwood Crest Dolphins Swim Team agreed to lease the Joseph Von Savage Pool for a four year term from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, the terms of the lease agreement stipulate the tenant agrees to pay a total lease amount of $26,000.00 for the four year (4) year period; to be broken down as follows: $6,500 for each of the four (4) calendar years to be paid annually on or before April 1st of each calendar year; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Wildwood Crest Dolphins Swim Team has requested to amend the payment schedule as follows: $3,250.00 due on or before April 1st and $3,250.00 due on or before July 1st; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest is in agreement with the amended changes;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the agreement between the Borough of Wildwood Crest and the Wildwood Crest Dolphins Swim Team now be amended to reflect the new payment dates.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 671-16

RECYCLING TAX IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT

 

WHEREAS, the Recycling Enhancement Act, P.L. 2007, chapter 311, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grants may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and

 

WHEREAS, there is levied upon the owner or operator of every solid waste facility (with certain exceptions) a recycling tax of $3.00 per ton on all solid waste accepted for disposal or transfer at the solid waste facility; and

 

WHEREAS, whenever a municipality operates a municipal service system for solid waste collection, or provides for regular solid waste collection service under a contract awarded pursuant to the “Local Public Contracts Law,” the amount of grant monies received by the municipality shall not be less than the annual amount of recycling tax paid by the municipality except that all grant monies received by the municipality shall be expended only for its recycling program.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, hereby certifies a submission of expenditure for taxes paid pursuant to P.L. 2007, chapter 311, in 2015 in the amount of $13,552.02. Documentation supporting this submission is available at 6101 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260, and shall be maintained for no less than five (5) years from this date.

 

REA Tax Certified by:  _________________________

                                                Alicia A. Belansen, CFO

Name of Official:         Alicia A. Belansen

Title of Official:          Chief Financial Officer

Date:                              ______________

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 672-16

WHEREAS, the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, P.L.1987, c.102, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grant may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intent and the spirit of the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act to use the tonnage grants to develop new municipal recycling programs and to continue and to expand existing programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has promulgated recycling regulations to implement the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act; and

 

WHEREAS, the recycling regulations impose on municipalities certain requirements as a condition for applying for tonnage grants, including but not limited to, making and keeping accurate, verifiable records of materials collected and claimed by the municipality; and

 

WHEREAS, a resolution authorizing the Borough of Wildwood Crest to apply for  such tonnage grants will memorialize the commitment of this municipality to recycling and to indicate the assent of the Board of Commissioners to the efforts undertaken by the municipality and the requirements contained in the Recycling Act and recycling regulations; and

 

WHEREAS, such a resolution should designate the individual authorized to ensure the application is properly completed and timely filed.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May and State of New Jersey that the Borough of Wildwood Crest hereby endorses the submission of the recycling tonnage grant application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and designates Joseph Bond, Recycling Coordinator, to ensure that the application is properly filed; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies received from the recycling tonnage grant shall be deposited into an account to be used solely for the purposes of recycling.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 673-16

WHEREAS, on February 22, 2016 , SANDMAN SCHOOL , 838 Seashore Rd. , Cape May, NJ 08204 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a SIXTH GRADE BEACH DAY   to be held on JUNE 1, 2016 (rain date June 2, 2016) ,  from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the BEACH AT RAMBLER RD ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  November 25, 2015, , 838 Seashore Rd., Cape May, NJ 08204, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  November 25, 2015, , 838 Seashore Rd., Cape May, NJ 08204 for the purpose of a SIXTH GRADE BEACH DAY to be held on JUNE 1, 2016 (rain date June 2, 2016) , from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the BEACH AT RAMBLER RD.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

  RESOLUTION NO. 674-16

WHEREAS, on March 23, 2016 , WILLIAM JORDAN, 937 Gray Fox Circle , Sewell, NJ 08080 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the JORDAN-BRADY WEDDING   to be held on JULY 3, 2016 ,  from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM, at COLEMAN-CALLAHAN VETERANS PARK ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  November 25, 2015, , 838 Seashore Rd., Cape May, NJ 08204, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to WILLIAM JORDAN, 838 Seashore Rd., Cape May, NJ 08204 for the purpose of a SIXTH GRADE BEACH DAY to be held on JUNE 1, 2016 (rain date June 2, 2016), from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the BEACH AT RAMBLER RD

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that all bills properly authorized, as submitted, be paid. 

Vote:          Gould – Yes        Cabrera – Absent          Groon – Yes

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public commentary.

 

Robert White, 459 Shunpike Road, Cape May Court House, of #1 Taxi, LLC, inquired about taxi licenses island wide.  Mr. White voiced concern over if something could be done unilaterally with GWITDA.  The Mayor conveyed that this was discussed over the winter and that they were waiting on the state’s decision on Uber and the state seems to be dragging its feet.  The Mayor indicated that all three mayors would need to discuss the issue and how to enforce it.  He also indicated that our process to issue taxi licenses takes time to review with respect to proper documentation and background checks.  Lastly, the Mayor asked the Administrator to set something up with the island mayors.

 

Dennis Travascio, 112 E. Louisville Avenue, indicated that the plot of land on Seaview near the border of Wildwood Crest and Lower Township has been leased to Icona and that they have a sign posted that you can walk your dog in that lot.  Commissioner Gould indicated that talks between Wildwood Crest and Lower Township to have a dog park there were had many times. 

 

After no further comments from the public, the Mayor moved to the Discussion of new business.  The Mayor indicated he wanted to discuss the issue of taxi licenses and that was just discussed with Mr. White.  As far as Old Business, the only development to touch on was the Army Corps Beach Plan and the Mayor indicated permits were being obtained and North Wildwood is the lead on this project.    

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public commentary regarding “new” and “old” business.

Hearing nothing further from the public, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon that the meeting be adjourned.  Both Mayor Groon and Commissioner Gould were in favor; Commissioner Cabrera was absent.  The time was 9:40 a.m.

 

Dated: April 20, 2016

Patricia A. Feketics, Borough Clerk

                                                                                                                                                  

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